My friend Melissa is just starting out tattooing and sent me a message saying she was looking for people to build up her portfolio and to spread the word, like a walking billboard
Wanting another tattoo for a long time but never having the money, I jumped at the opportunity. Still not having extra money, I proposed a trade: I get a tattoo, she gets a zombie doll. This is what I came up with. I started with a basic garter stitch doll pattern, gray body and black legs. I used camouflage yarn for her hair, which is just looped through the garter stitches randomly. I used yellow cat's eye safety eyes and crocheted a basic ball for the dangling eyeball, which I attached to her head with a row of chain stitches. Her dress is an old pair of pink striped pajama bottoms cut into strips. For the skirt I looped a strip around her waist and tied more strips around that strip. For the bust part of the dress, I just wove some of the strips to make a sort of fabric and tied that halter-style around her neck and twice around her, under her arms. Melissa loved it and I've included a picture of the tattoo she did for me. I love it and think she did an awesome job!
Close up of face/hair/eyeball nerve